The beautiful Cheng Pei-pei stars as Golden Swallow, a girl in drag sent to negotiate the release of a kidnapped official really her brother. Even more to that end, where would you like to take her character, if you could? The care and detail in the cinematography and fight choreography raised the bar for competing directors and studios, and it's at least partially because of this film that the later entries from the Shaw Bros. With action choreography from Han Ying-chieh, it is widely considered one of the best Hong Kong films ever made. Whether its modeling, Taekwon-do or acting, I want to be a master of it all… or as proficient as I can get. There is a surprisingly violent opening to the movie Golden Swallow has a bold introduction in a traditional inn Fan Da-Pei helps Golden Swallow avoid being ambushed The stillness is just as powerful as the action Summary Although aged just 20-years old at the time, Cheng Pei-pei is superb as Golden Swallow. Legendary Hong Kong action director made for the Shaw brothers in 1966. She carries the dramatic weight of the film with confidence and is equally skilled in the fight scenes.
I have had more fight scenes in My Asian Auntie than I would have in a single year. While the film isn't the bloodbath that many of Chang Cheh's films made around the same time period would turn out to be, there's still plenty of violence on display here and the movie hardly shies away from bloodshed, as evidenced in the opening scene when a man has his hand cut off in a sword fight. It stars Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Hung Lieh Chen. It honestly really depends on our budget! It was kind of a very unexpected moment for me. Which, to be fair, it kind of was. This really demonstrates how fight scenes in movies have evolved using these elements of film making. Everything is crisp and there's no extra fat.
All in all, this is an excellent track. Truly great martial artists can be too fast for cameras to capture in a way the audience can appreciate, and some moves are simply too dangerous to do without some trickery. The gracefulness of Come Drink With Me is a direct result of the two breakout stars of the piece: director King Hu and actress Pei-pei Cheng. What stood out for me this viewing, other than Cheng Pei-Pei's screen presence, is the tension the fights have. Next year, we are hoping to film another feature length web series and some more well produced shorts. She tells a few interesting stories about her life and work within the Shaw system and really seems to appreciate how popular some of her films have become.
But it also contains a certain kind of grace, thanks to Hu's mastery of spacial dynamics during the action sequences. And unlike some of his other films such as Touch of Zen, Hu doesn't burden the narrative. After sharing my first-ever interview with , Ms. Plenty of killer fight choreography and some great swordplay and a cold, calculating performance from the female lead make Come Drink With Me a prime example of just how good vintage martial arts films can be. It's quite an enjoyable track that Bey keeps moving along at a decent pace, asking Cheng all the right questions so that we get a nice little crash course in the history of the film and some interesting details about her life and career as well. Final Thoughts: While fans have probably already got the Celestial import from Hong Kong, Dragon Dynasty's new release of Come Drink With Me is a noted improvement in the video department and it contains some excellent features on top of all of that. Matt Granger In my 3 years with Art School Dropouts, that is an incredibly hard question to answer.
Expect to see a bit of mild grain, but for an older martial arts film this really does look quite nice. I think my biggest strength is pre-production. There are just so many great memories. Behind the camera, I do a lot of shooting. Every scene is exquisitely lit, framed with tight shots expanding out to reveal the full beauty of a location, or highlight the full movement of the graceful choreography. I think its a great role to change up the content on our channel.
We learn that the opening shot wasn't actually shot in China but in Hong Kong, and we learn the significance of the title. Thank you so very heck of a much for sharing your story with us. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. As we approach a new year with new hopes and ideas, what are some of hopes and aspirations — maybe even some lessons you take with you from here on? Even now, I am not really sure why people love My Asian Auntie, but we knew it was a series that would be a great Thank you as a lot of fans have requested another season up until now. Come Drink With Me was an iconoclastic movie in that regard — as well as others. To us, we were going to use this series to practice and build up our skillsets for bigger productions next year.
Enjoy the film and discover by yourself. Though at first he appears to be nothing more than a local small town drunk, everyone is soon surprised to find out about his martial arts skills. So I quit, got my real estate license, and then joined an acting class. She orders them to surrender. In my interview with Joey earlier on, he says you became pretty integral behind the scenes in handling camerawork. A singing buffoon, Drunken Cat Yueh Hua , who is really a kung fu master, helps her out.
Those of you looking for blood won't be disappointed. So will give a real review when I get around to watching that. He soon returns to more traditional weapons as he duels with the drunken Fan Da-pei. From there, things start to go a little differently than one might expect. It feels epic despite being a normal length film the classic 90ish minutes , because everything that happens has grandeur to it, drawn out in costumes, landscapes, and extended shots. Up next is Come Speak With Me 16:39 , which is a keen video interview with lead actress Cheng Pei Pei.
But the real attention-getters are the ingeniously staged action scenes and a cast of characters that looks as cool today as when the film burst upon the cinema scene in 1966. Giving a 4-star based on my expectation of seeing the original. It was something that I had always been interested in but I never thought that I would be where I am now. Come Drink with Me is a Shaw Brothers classic that really demonstrates the earlier days of Kung Fu cinema. She checks into an inn and proceeds to beat the stuffing out of a dozen attackers. They leave room for the battle to breath and show what's happening from different angles.
Optional subtitles are provided in English and Spanish. The very first time I met Bobby, I was attending an event with Joey and it just so happened that we sat next to Vincent Lyn and Bobby Samuels. I want to see Wreck-It Ralph 2. It also literally brings the house down! Hark is a smart dude and he's got some interesting points to make about Hu's style of filmmaking and about how and why it went on to influence a whole lot of other directors. And you can see it very directly in films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The fight scenes fell a bit short with some ordinary sound effects and lack of music which I think robbed the excitement a little bit.